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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Cameroon secessionists kill soldiers, defy government’s war declaration

Separatist groups have vowed to continue their attacks against security officials in restive Anglophone region in Cameroon, days after President Paul Biya has declared a war against them. President Paul Biya, who returned form Abidjan last week, declared war on the secessionists after they attacked and killed several police officers on duty in the South […]

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CAF grants $2.5m to Africa’s 2018 World Cup teams

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give $500,000 to each of the five African countries who will be representing the continent at the next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. The grants will help the teams in their preparations for the tournament, the continent’s football governing body said. The financial package will be used […]

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Namibia: About 60,000 people sign petition to end desert elephants hunting

As elephant hunting mounts in Namibia, 57,508 people across the world have signed a petition for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to stop the endangered species hunting in the country. The Southern African nation has since 2014 lost 245 elephants to poaching, out of which 17 were illegally hunted in 2017 alone. The country […]

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AfDB injects $107 billion in Burkina-Niger road project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will release about $107 million to finance the construction and rehabilitation of a 218 km road connecting Burkina Faso to Niger, the bank said in a statement. The project, which includes the construction of a new 50-km road and the rehabilitation of another 168 km on the Koupala-Gonin-Fada N’Gourma-Piégea, will […]

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As pressure mounts on Biya, Cameroon opposition wants national dialogue

The opposition leaders in Cameroon on Tuesday called on the government to release all persons held in connection with the Anglophone crisis in the central African nation. The group, led by main opposition leader Ni John Fru Ndi, also asked the government to ensure return of people who fled the country’s English-speaking restive regions since […]

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French President starts first African tour

President Emmanuel Macron of France is starting his first African tour on Monday, with a first stop in Burkina Faso, the French presidency said in a statement. The French head of state will later on visit Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in an effort to revitalize his country’s image on the continent and boost its ties […]

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Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, on Thursday, sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye and his deputy, Banata Tchalet Sow. Diguimbaye was replaced by Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul, the minister-secretary general of the government in charge of institutional reform, who will serve as interim finance minister. The move of President Idriss Deby comes at a time the central […]

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Egypt detains 29 people for conspiring with Turkey

Egypt’s Prosecutor General on Wednesday ordered the detention of 29 individuals over accusations of espionage for the Turkish security and intelligence, the state-owned news agency MENA reported. According to the prosecutor, the 29 individuals illegally facilitated international calls made by people in Egypt through Turkish-based servers offered at discounted charges. The prosecution’s statement said the […]

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Rwanda agrees to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya

The Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced the government’s plan to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya. The migrants – mostly from Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia – had fled conflict and economic instability, hoping to join Europe through the Mediterranean sea. According to Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, the government was ready […]

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South Africa expects investments from BRICS countries

South Africa’s energy minister David Mahlobo on Tuesday told parliament that the government is looking to its BRICS partners to help build a new 400,000 barrel per day refinery in the southern African nation. South Africa is at a tipping point regarding its refining capabilities, the minister said. The cost of the new refinery was […]

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